Discover Bainbridge Island’s History

Do you like learning about history? Are you interested in WWI? The Japanese internment camps? Or maybe you want to discover what life on Bainbridge Island was like when it was a lumber town and travel was by ferry. Then, there are two must-see stops to put on your travel list-the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum…

Cheeseheads and Winos-This is the Place for You

I love cheese. I also love wine. If you do to and you plan to visit Friday Harbor, Wa. then a stop at San Juan Island Cheese is in order. Their shop sells a variety of cheeses and their cafe creates delectable cheese-inspired dishes and pours excellent wines. Read more at “Cheese, Wine and Spritz…

A Night At The Swan Hotel

The Victorian seaport of Port Townsend is one of my favorite Western Washington towns. It has tons of great restaurants, charming shops, a historic movie theater, water vistas and its very, very walkable. The Swan Hotel, which overlooks Port Hudson Marina is an excellent overnight option, and it’s the #2 hotel on TripAdvisor! Read more…

Anacortes’s New Bar – Union Tavern Local 902

Anacortes has a lively restaurant and bar scene. The newest bar-Union Tavern Local 902-is a great upscale pub for this small island town. It has 18 beers on tap, classic cocktails, tasty food, and an inviting atmosphere. Read more at “Union Tavern Local 902 – Anacortes’s Newest Bar” at WaggonerGuide.com.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is a must-see when visiting Friday Harbor, Wa. Their summer exhibit “Fragile Waters” showcases black and white photography from Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. I’m still thinking about the photo Winged Wall. Read more at “Fragile Waters” at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art”…

Bainbridge Island Magazine Articles

Want to know about the rock cairns or the best stargazing spots on Bainbridge Island? Check out my articles in the We’ve Got Answers section in the summer issue of Bainbridge Island Magazine.

Essay Published in Silver Apples Magazine

I’m thrilled to announce my essay “The Topography of Living,” has been published in the new issue of Silver Apples Magazine titled “Places We’ve Travelled.”

Anacortes’s Newest Restaurant―The Cabana

Anthony’s Restaurants has opened a new dining spot in Anacortes―The Cabana. It’s next to Anthony’s at Cap Sante Marina and offers family friendly, casual, take-out style service. The weekday we dined there it was relatively quiet, and I could tell they had a few kinks to work out (The Cabana opened last month), but I think…

An Afternoon at Bloedel Reserve

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. It certainly made an impression. The first thing I noticed was the sounds of nature outdoing the voices of people. Unlike, a park where conversations, kids at play, and sports take over, people at the Reserve, are, well, reserved. The atmosphere this created…

Zip Line on San Juan Island

Last fall, I found myself with a handful of adventurous souls waiting by the Friday Harbor Court House to be shuttled to our woodland zip line destination on San Juan Island.

Plan a Getaway to Anacortes in April

It’s April, and in Anacortes, it’s the month to celebrate Washington wines. On April 8th, join a five-course winemaker dinner with Spoiled Dog Winery at Frida’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine, and on April 9th, taste wines from 30 Washington State wineries at the Anacortes Wine Festival. While you are here, visit the Anacortes Famers Market on Saturday, find…